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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business. New.  

    October 9, 2012
    4:25 - 4:59am EDT  

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>> i don't have that figured out. >> she has the hose. all right. happy tuesday, october 9th, 2012. live look outside at the wilson bridge. and for the second day in a row, the heater was on. >> it was chilly overnight. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. time now to get a quick check of the weather. gwen tolbart is in because tucker is off. she is just in time to bring us news about this is chilly weather. >> come on. the heater was on.
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investing in pepco. good for you. it was a cool start to the day. things are going to change, just me on that one. in the meantime, a look at our fox 5 accu-weather radar and you can see we've got line rain moving across the area. that is not going to be sticking around too long but a little bit into the course of the morning hours before it is all said and done. a look at those temperatures. here is the highs yesterday. 55 at national. 51 at dulles. these temperatures, guess what, up to 15, 16 degrees cooler than they should be. right now, it is currently at national airport 48. dulles, 46. baltimore, 47 degrees and today, we do have once again frost and freeze warnings to talk about. a freeze watch for the portion of the potomac high lands to the far west and a freeze warning as well. this ends at 9:00 a.m. today, your high, 58 degrees. the drizzle and the light rain won't stick around for too long. we'll be left with mostly cloudy skies by this afternoon. just can't give you a whole lot
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of sunshine as we head to a milder 58 degrees compared to 55 yesterday. not all bad. your full forecast a little bit later. later. a judge will sentence jerry nods today in a pennsylvania court. he was convicted back in june with 45 counts of sexual abuse involving 10 boys over 15 years. -- a judge will sentence jerry sandusky today in a pennsylvania court. six of his victims will also address the court. now to the race for the white house. the latest polls show mitt romney with an edge over president obama and it may be thanks to the debate performance. >> on monday, mitt romney got started on the topic of the
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next debate, foreign policy. tom fitzgerald reports. >> reporter: in battleground, virginia, mitt romney targeting the president on military affairs. he said president obama failed to prevent an attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and as president, romney said he would arm syria's rebels. >> and then ensure that they receive the arms they need to defeat assad's tanks and helicopters. >> reporter: in the middle east, romney says the president has alienated israel. >> we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies when our words are not backed up by deeds. >> reporter: but democrats are hitting back. >> amateurish, that is what
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news media and others called mitt rney's gaffe-filled tour. >> i say we focus on the people would actually attack us on 9- 11 and now osama bin laden is no more. >> reporter: gallup has the race tied at 47%. rasmussen has the race tied at 48%. >> when we pushed the uncommitted voters, the results get even closer. >> reporter: results that the 2008 republican nominee says puts this race up for grabs. >> there is a lot to happen in the next 30 days, tom. >> reporter: in a fox 5 interview, senator john mccain says the obama administration's handling of the libyan cannes last attack is part of a pattern of confusion in u.s. foreign policy. >> how would we know that mitt romney would perform better in a similar situation? >> a lot of times, it is not crime, it is the cover-up. what is the worst thing,
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sending our u.n. ambassador out to every major news outlet saying this was a hateful video that caused a spontaneous demonstration. that is outrageous. >> reporter: one campaign is trying to keep building its momentum while another is trying to rebuild its lead. the good news for president obama is there are still two presidential doe bates left on october 16th and the 22nd. the vice presidential candidates will debate this thursday in danville, kentucky. in the newsroom, tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. good morning. it is 4:30 on this tuesday, october 9th. the washington monument is under this somewhere. a little bit of rain out there. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom
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martin. tucker barnes has the day off and that means gwen has the day in. >> yes, bright and early wake- up. >> the rain will greet you this morning. >> yeah, definitely. we talked about how some of the lingering rain from yesterday could spill into the morning hours and so to d just light rain and some dries follow some of you. not a whole lot of it happening. some of you are deal with the fog this morning. here is a look at your fox 5 accu-weather live radar. you can see the areas getting some of this light rainfall. it won't be sticking around all day, folk. i do anticipate it moving its way off probably taking its time over the course of the morning hours. by this afternoon, it should be out of the picture and we'll be back with mainly some clouds. we talked about mid-50s and hit it right on yesterday. 55 at reagan national airport for our high. 51 at dulles and 54 for bwi
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sure good marshall. this morning 48 at national. 47degrees at baltimore with a couple of freeze warnings and watches once again for the west and our high today will be about 58 degrees. >> another cool one. thank you. >> time to check in with julie wright to see what is happening before the morning commute. how are you doing? >> i don't think you want to know what was going on before hand. >> you're absolutely right. >> it is kind of like speosy gonzalez meets pick as -- speedy gonzalez meets picasso and this is what you get. coming in, i encountered a little light rain. allow extra time on the road. so far so good, coming across the inbound 14th street bridge. seems to be running well.
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overnight construction was set occupy the beltway between new hampshire avenue and university boulevard. all of that has cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. some stories making headlines on this tuesday, a shooting inside a home in silver spring. a map says he found two people inside his home in the 1100 block of good hope drive just before 9:00 last night. he says he knew the woman but didn't know the man. there was some kind of altercation and he shot the man. that person later showed up at a local hospital for treatment. he is listed in serious condition. so far, no charges have been filed. >> today, a judge will sentence former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. sandusky recently spoke to a student-run radio station from his jail cell. melanie alnwick has more. >> reporter: given the nature of the crime and the number of charges, it is likely that jerry sandusky will be sent to
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prison for the rest of his life. according to sandusky's lawyers, the 68-year-old former penn state assistant football coach plans to tell the judge he is innocent and it is all part of setting up an appeal. from famous football coach to hated convict, jerry nods was found guilty in june of abusing 10 boys over 15 years. -- jerry sandusky was found guilty in june of abusing 10 boys over 15 years. many of the victims will testify about how the abuse by sandusky forever altered their lives. jerry sandusky has never admitted guilt. he defended himself yesterday in an interview with a penn state radio station. >> the young man who is a dramatic and veteran acouser started everything. he was joined by a well orchestrated group of others. they won. i wondered what they really won, attention, financial gain
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being prestige will all be temporary. before you blame me as others have, look at everything and everybody. >> reporter: in his statement, sandusky continuously refers to his victims only as accusers. he says he will continue to fight for justice and a second chanrosecutors, about six of his victims are expected to speak at today's hearing. defense is laying ground for an appeal saying the speedy trial didn't give them enough time to properly prepare. sandusky's entire statement is posted on our web site at myfoxdc.com. just click on web links. >> thank you. developing this morning across the country, fear grows as the number of cases in the deadly meningitis outbreak continues to rise. the latest number from the cdc show eight people have died with a total number of cases at 105. a total of five cases in maryland. the cdc says it is possible as many as 13,000 people are at risk. this form of meningitis has a
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longer incubation period taking up to four week before patients could notice any symptoms. pepco and its union reached tentative contract agreement likely averting a strike. the union rejected the company's previous offer last month. both sides have declined to provide specific details about the new agreement. w agreement. george allen and tim cain squared off in a debate last night. they talked about recent events in libya and illegal immigration. there was also a big focus on the economy, of course, including how to reduce the deficit and create jobs. >> i'm the only governor in modern times who left office with a smaller general fund budget than when i started, $5 billion worth of cuts. george has insofar shown an ability to make any kind of
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cuts. statement budget went up 45% in four years and then debt and spending skyrocketed in his time on the united states senate. on the tax side, i do believe we should let the bush tax cuts expire as planned. >> we do need a balance. there needs to be cuts made in federal spending. we need to grow the economy. i think there are a variety of things that ought to be cut and repealed and replaced is obamacare. that will save over $1 trillion. >> reporter: the two former virginia governors have been running neck and neck for 10 years. one of the hottest issues on the ballot this year is question six and it is about same-sex marriage. opinions are strong even among some professional football players. >> coming up next, two mayors from the baltimore ravens with two different messages for voters. we'll be right back. 
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people in maryland are forming clear opinions on gay marriage club some of the baltimore ravens football players. >> they have a mess am for voters. bob barnard has more. >> reporter: it is the one ballot question here some maryland most voters we've come across seem to know the most about and opinions one way or the other are pretty clear-cut. >> awesome of you to do this. >> reporter: maryland governor martin o'malley has inveforted a great deal of political capital towards legalizing same- sex marriage in the free state, on this night joining brian ayanbadejo at a fundraising party at marylanders for marriage equality. >> it is a matter of equality and treating everybody fairly. it is not a religous issue. it is just about fairness and if you treat one american one way, you have to treat them all the same way. that is why we're here. >> reporter: governor o'malley
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signed the civil marriage protection act into law in march. but opposition groups collected enough signatures to get the issue put tie voter referendum november 6th. >> once people have an opportunity to think about this issue a little more as we approach the election, i think with you will see marylanders supporting question six because it will protect every child's home equally under the law while protecting relimbous freedom. >> reporter: mat burke is in a tv ad for the other side. >> i'm rav an center matt burke. marriage is not easy. marriage is and should remain between a man and woman. >> reporter: on the streets of federal hill, we found most saying they will be voting for question six. >> i'm all for gay marriage. so i guess is that i yes. >> that is a for. >> i'll be voting for question six. >> 100% voting for question six, no doubt. >> reporter: but maryland voters opposed to gay marriage say their votes will also be counted. >> against gay marriage because i believe it is a man and woman
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supposed to be married, not a man and man or woman and woman. >> reporter: with just four weeks until matter is settled, the cam papes for and against gay marriage are just now heating up. in baltimore, bob barnard, fox 5 news. -- the campaigns for and against gay marriage are just now heating up. the nationals about to get a little home field advantage. >> we'll hear from some of the players following yesterday's loss. plus, we're checking weather and traffic for you. stay with us. alright let's break it down.
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in sports now, the nats tried to take a commanding two- game lead in their playoff series against the cardinals. st. louis would explode on offense though with 13 hits. carlos beltran hit two homers in the game. they go on to beat the nats monday 12-4. the series now moves to d.c. for game three tomorrow affect tied at one game apiece. >> for us to come here and split may tough environment against a tough team. and now we go home and if we hold home field advantage, we go to the next round. >> i think going 1-1 here is huge. coming in here, winning one game and going back home for the next three is going to be
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great for us. now to game two of the divisional series between the baltimore orioles and the new york yankees. chris davis drove in two runs with a sing until the third inning to take the lead. mark reynolds got what turned out to be the game-winning hit in the seventh. the os go on to win 3-2. >> the os won, nats lost but we've got more games to go. >> yes, things just warming up in the playoffs. >> speaking up warming up, is it going to warm up? >> it will warm up gradually. >> well, it is better than not warming up at all. we'll take it. >> today will be even a few degrees warmer than we were yesterday. let's get right to and put it all together for you and let you know what to expect today. a look at our weather headline and light morning showers outside. some of you may be seeing some of that already actually little bit of drizzle here and there
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and some height showers. not a whole lot. not much sun in my forecast today. i have a lot of clouds though, however and we are going to seat warm-up ahead that i just spoke about. you will see that in my seven- day forecast and some sunny skies as well also in my forecast. in the meantime, temperatures even up to 20 degrees cooler than they should be for the seasonal average. a cool start to your morning. we are at 48 now at national. 46 at dulles. 47degrees this hour at bwi. let's take a look at our fox 5 accu-weather live radar and show you what i'm speaking about in terms of these rain showers. very light in nature. a little bit heavier. south moving off to the northeast. all of this will be out of the way into the course of the morning hours. you won't have to deal with it this afternoon at all. in here, there are also some areas of patchy fog as well. do be aware, visibility certainly reduced.
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back to our weather maps then. as the rain starts to move out, we'll be dealing with at least some clouds but take a look to the west. freeze warning over the potomac highlands. that is until 9:00 this morning. some showers in the morning hours. we are talking cloudy skies for the afternoon. ridge of high pressure building in behind this. 58degrees. tonight, 49 and your fox 5 accu- weather seven-day forecast forecast showing you look at this, temperatures on the rise, 70 degrees for hump day. no shortage of sunshine right through until the weekend. by the time we hit sunday, we are talking 74 very nice and warm, sunny degrees. julie wright, i'm dishing it up just for you. >> thank you. man, can you stick around for as long as you want, gwen. on the roads, waking up to wet pavement. road spray kicking up in your face. and a little bit of fog so some poor visibility as well. allow extra time out here on the roads. no overnight construction to
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deal with as you continue east of business 234 headed in towards fair oaks. traffic volume very light between the anacostia bridges downtown. looks good in hyattedtown. you will encounter a light shower as you continue south out of rockville headed out towards the beltway. beltway is looking good each way between new hampshire avenue and 270. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. we are monitoring metro this morning. and those controversial signs that started popping up at several metro stops, the ads refer to radical muslims as savages. maureen umeh has the story. >> reporter: the signs began going up just before noon monday. two independent contractors carefully putting up just one poster in each of four metro
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stations, glenmont, takoma park, georgia avenue and u street. the ads aren't particularly visible. many rides are walked right past them without noticing. those who did stop to read the poster had strong reactions. >> it is absolutely idiotic. it is so fundamentally stupid, i can't even begin to engage with it. >> tots mobilize people to hate one and not the other. >> reporter: the american freedom defense initiative won right to have them hung, the lawyer saying it is protected free speech. >> i do not think that anybody should have the right to call nip a savage but in america, we have freedom of speech. >> reporter: some believe the ads equates muslims with savages. metro went to court to stop the ads from going up after receiving what it called verifiable threats n new york where the posts are have been up for several weeks, a woman was arrested for trying to spray paint over one of them. so far, there hasn't been a
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similar scene here in d.c. but some riders wonder if that won't soon change. >> i think it is wrong to call people savages just because they don't live the same standard as you. so i think it is wrong to put that up. >> they probably have the legal right but there are a lot of things you have the right to do that are still absolutely stupid. >> reporter: metro officials had no say on when or where the posters went up. the atdz -- the ads will appear for one month. ahead, president obama and challenger mitt romney on the campaign trail. we'll get an update there. we'll be right back. ♪
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first debate, now leading president obama 49 to 45%. >> romney will campaign in iowa today while the president heads to battleground ohio and the first lady joins supporters in loudoun county, virginia. >> reporter: president obama campaigning in california speaking to donors at a $20,000 per ticket dinner in san francisco monday night. the president saying it is time for them to get, quote, almost obsessive. mr.obama urging supporters to do more to reach out if their families and friends in the battleground states. republican presidential nominee mitt romney meeting with voters in virginia. >> he would continue to spend a trillion dollars more than we take in every year n my view, that is immoral and wrong. if i'm president of the united states, i i will cut federal spending. i will cut it and get us on tracky to balanced budget. >> reporter: his running mate paul reinholding a rally in michigan monday night. he is support the by kid rock.
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>> i'm proud to say they have had elected our first black president. all right. i'm sorry he didn't do a better job. i really wish that he would have. >> reporter: the wisconsin congressman strongly criticizing the obama administration. >> we lost four auto factories in the area i represent in just the last four years. i come from detroit west, trust me. we know we need a healthy auto sector. >> reporter: the first and only vice presidential debate is scheduled for this thursday. president obama and governor romney will face off again on october 16th. in new york, ainsley earhart, fox news. big concerns for redskins fans. how many more hard shots can robert griffin iii take? >> we don't want to find out. >> we don't want to know. >> an update on his health following sunday's concussion. we'll hear from coach mike shanahan as well. time now 4:55.
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we'll be right back. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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some good news no redskins fans. robert griffin iii says he fields good and does not have any dizziness or headache after suffering a mild concussion on sunday. >> team doctors will monitor griffin and if symptoms don't return, he will be able to practice and play this coming sunday. the injury took place with about six minutes to go in the third quarter against the falcons. i'm sure you remember. griffin got nailed by sean weathererspoon. give inlaid on the turf for a while and got himself up, left the game and did not return. >> initially robert came off the field and he knew the score, he knew the quarter. about two or three minutes later, he went into a little box and he didn't know the quarter so it changed. after that procedure, we take him to the locker room and he goes through a standard test. they compare that to the test when he first come in for his
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physical. at that time, they determined if it is a concussion or not. when that test was not the same as the initial test he took, that is when the doctors come up with a concussion. >> his brain now as with anyone is much more susceptible to damage both acute and prolonged from another trauma within the recovery period from a previous trauma. until that recovery is complete, the brain is much more susceptible for both acute and long-term damage. >> if griffin passes his latest test, he will be allowed do some conditioning on the treadmill today. as for sunday, we'll have to wait and see what the doctors say later on in the week. >> we are hoping he is much better. >> let's hope so. >> we still have plenty ahead, weather, traffic and all of our top stories. >> fox 5 morning news continues right now. live look outside right now and this is oxon hill in the oxon hill area. tr